It Takes A Village makes Second Lineup Announcement

Second Announcement

Unique in its setting of the Trabolgan Holiday Village in Cork to offset the unpredicatable Spring weather, It Takes a Village festival runs from April 13-15, and has announced its latest set of bill updates. The Good Room-curated festival offers an ATP-esque alternative in the form of 150 self-catering houses and apartments, as well as 35 fully-serviced campervan sites, not to mention the host of nostalgia-invoking activities Trabolgan has to offer.

Today’s line up update includes The Gloaming frontman Martin Hayes, alongside one of Ireland’s most respected traditional guitarists Steve Cooney. One of the Irish voices of his generation, Blindboy Boatclub brings his podcast live on Sunday. Landless and the writers of our favourite single of 2017, Lankum bring the modern trad, while Booka Brass are set to bring the party, as well as the more technologically-inclined Shit Robot and house outfit Fish Go Deep perform, while Irish electronic pioneer Roger Doyle teams up with writer Kevin Barry for a one-time performance.

Pushing things out to the ether in their own divergent ways, The Jimmy Cake, Saint SisterSlow Moving CloudsFixity and Stevie G are amongst the new names. Rounding them out are an eclectic bunch of stalwarts and upstarts: Marc O’ReillyBantumYe VagabondsDavid KeenanBad BonesCéilí AllstarsSuper SillyJus’ MeSpeculativ FiktionRowan, – one of our 18 for ’18 features acts CreviceShookrahBon VoyageDJ ScopeJohn BlekBellyman, A Cow In The Water, Disco E Cultura, Ghostking Is Dead & Prof Ruff Chuff + Fyahred + Benji Revelation.

uThe first wave of acts included Young FathersAndrew  Weatherall and Fujiya and Miyagi, the bill also features some of the country’s best acts including TalosThe Altered HoursRyan VailLe Boom and Anna Mieke.

More announcements are to be made next month for writers, poets, artists, food vendors and a broader variety of festival options. With the village featuring three main venues a multitude of pop-stages across a 120 acre site, its first time is shaping up to be one of Ireland’s best annual propositions.

Tickets range from €205 – €255. Full information and tickets are available here. Read our Festival Preview on It Takes A Village for a deeper look.

is Gig Guide Editor & guitarist/vocalist with Junk Drawer, PigsAsPeople & Sister Ghost. Appreciator of Neil Young, vinyl, black coffee, Richard Linklater, light & shade.